|JNN099 Silent trilogy (2008) - Alexander Kibanov|
The re-release of Alexanderâs first ambient & experimental album which has been very limitedly released in 2008 on Alexanderâs own label is now available for the world for free. If youâve heard some of the previous releases by this very prolific artist before you know your ears will be in for a treat. This re-release certainly will grab your attention with its outworldish sounds and great atmospheres...
Keywords: dark; ambient; experimental; drone; just not normal
|JNN019 - Ater - The last day again - Ater|
6 tracks of minimalist beauty, darkish atmospheres and enchanting sounds. There is a certain mystique about this release; as if tucked away far on the antarctic with but a small friendly fire. The cold breeze snuggling around the cabin comforting the loneliness that one is waited for. A place of envy perhaps it is not, but the chilled sound of 'the last day again' will certainly clasp the listeners ear placing them momentarily in the vast and cold emptiness of white; to remind us once again of t...
Keywords: dark; minimal; experimental; chill; glitch; just not normal; creative commons
|JNN063 Minds and Machines - Fosel|
minds and machines. this is existential combat. to make order where nothing but the faint line of the possible wrinkled perception. the process is as follows -- tracks like stabs of meat and protein put down with a midi controller or randomly devised by generative software and flung into ableton live. this is where the fun begins. switching in and out and out and in with soft synths until a netherworld forms like a radio transmission twenty kilometers below the surface in some fantastic and yet ...
Keywords: Creative Commons, dark ambient, deep, drone, electronic, experimental, free release, just not normal
|JNN01-normal-Storm - normal|
Just not normal is proud to present it's first release. normal - Storm Just not Normal
Keywords: dark; ambient; chill-out; experimental
|Daxscapes II - Danadax|
Whereas the material for DANADAX's first LP "DAXSCAPES I" spanned several years, the tracks on the project's second LP reach even further into the past and further into the future. Some of the cuts on "DAXSCAPES II" were made during the time DANADAX's first 2 EPs were recorded (back in late 2004). A heavy majority of the tracks on "DAXSCAPES II" were created during the same sessions for "DAXSCAPES I," (2005 - 2007) and even a few tracks on the second LP were created a year after the first was re...
Keywords: experimental, drone, dark, ambient, electronica
|JNN02-mystahrvsmystified-partakes - mystahr vs mystified|
It was only natural the two came together after releases on timetheory and treetrunk. Mystahr provided a 40 minute live improv when mystified in his turn touched his drone-fingers on the material. Par takes (perhaps a series in the making) will take you into the depths of sound and drones.
Keywords: dark; drones; ambient; chill-out; experimental
|JNN08 M.A.S. - The vanishing godheads of Xioulan - M.A.S.|
M.A.S. - Makram Abu-Shakra or Masplexus Shifting Shadows The vanishing godheads is one of the many albums M.A.S. has created through time. Check out his Shifting shadows site for more.
Keywords: Experimental; electronica; drone; noise; dark ambience; ambient
|JNN03-TimWalters-Thedrywell - Tim Walters|
The Dry Well is a dark and emotionally charged work of musique concrete, created by extreme digital processing of acoustic sound sources. The first three tracks ("Two-Thirds God", "Descent of Inanna", and "Under") are based on the Epic of Gilgamesh, a Sumerian legend that may be the oldest surviving work of literature. They evoke ritual, mythic journey, and the transition from the material to the spiritual realm...
Keywords: dark; experimental; musique concrete; accoustic; digital processing
|JNN106 Conclusion - SzentpÃ©tery Csaba|
It was somewhere in 2009 that through NTNS radio I first heard of this Hungarian artist. I had played an album from him that was released on Amduscias Records and I loved that to bits. The silence after that settled in untill early August SzentpÃ©tery contacted me and asked me if I was interested in releasing his latest album. Without hearing even a single tone I welcomed him onboard and new that I would be proud of this fine fine release...
Keywords: experimental; dark ambient; abstract; avant-garde; soft noise
|JNN013 Danadax - The dead summer sessions EP - Danadax|
Most of the tracks on Danadax' 3rd EP follow a similar set of rules in their creation. All of the tracks are one takes, most were of a semi-selfgenerated nature. Other tracks are just constant manipulations of a soundfile until it was unrecognizable from its original form. These tracks here are of a minimal atmospheric nature with some tracks closer to noise, but always in an organized form All tracks and artwork Curtis D Cousins (is Danadax)
Keywords: drone, experimental, atmospheric, dark ambient, free release, creative commons
|JNN100 no-r-mal II - various artists|
At long last it is finaly here; the successor of no-r-mal the first edition. Almost a year later down the line, but highly improved and filled with more goodies. Started on April 25th I would never have thought that this would grow as big as it did. Many bulkloads of work went into getting this compilation album out there, but it is out there now! 71 artists, 71 tracks have turned into a 6 CD!!! compilation album making for over 7 hours of listening pleasure...
Keywords: experimental; field recordings; drone; dark ambient; sound art; electronica
Downloads: 1,069 (1 review)
|JNN07-Mystahr-Mtiful - Mystahr|
We all are nothing; and so we shall return. And from that emptiness grew Mtiful; meanderings through the field of experimental improv electronics. This album journeys into the physics of sound and its electronic behaviour, frantically trying to control that which lies beyond our touch. Like the chaos and unpredictability of nature, so this album shares of the deeper layers of life. Dare to dig the soil upon which we tread; dare to dive in the realm of a mad scientist mind called mystahr.
Keywords: Experimental; improv; live electronica; feedback; noise; dark ambience
|JNN069 Wanders deep waters - Koji Okamoto|
Have you ever wandered the depths of the oceans, felt the cold dark voids. Koji Okamoto takes you by the hand and goes deep beyond the oceanfloors and uncovers a world of darkness. No diving gear nor decompression time necessary.
Keywords: dark ambient, drone, experimental, free releases, Japan, just not normal, Koji Okamoto
Downloads: 320 (1 review)
|JNN027 The land of the electric monsters - Palancar|
Recorded during 2008, live on stillstream.com. All material, including the music, composition, production, and recording is copyright (c) 2009 Darrell Burgan, released under a Creative Commons license for non-commercial use. For commercial use, please contact me. Thanks to Andrew Butko for releasing the original photograph on Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons license. Special thanks to Mark Stolk for the honor of releasing this on Just Not Normal...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; minimal; experimental; chill; live improv; stillstream; just not normal; creative commons, free release
Downloads: 690 (1 review)
|Start point - Muied Lumens|
For as long as I can remember Rob Solheim aka Muied Lumens has been an active participant in the solstice marathons over at Electro Music. Still for some reason it has taken up untill now for Rob to release his first ever full featured album. And boy are we proud at JNN to be the host of this very first sublime album. As Rob states in one of his emails to me: âIt has kick started something that I have been missing for a while â which is to make composed stuff instead of just playing live mater...
Keywords: atmospheric; experimental; composed improv; dark ambient; Muied Lumens; Just not Normal; Rob Solheim
|JNN010 - Controlled Dissonance - [sic] - Controlled Dissonance|
[sic], the latest endeavor of soft noise/dark ambient blowhard, Controlled Dissonance, is an expression of minimalistic composition. Stripping down to the bare bones, Controlled Dissonance culled the sounds for this release exclusively from field recordings and found material on microcassette. These recordings were manipulated with a transcription device, a handful of effects pedals and a small arsenal of digital effects...
Keywords: soft noise; dark ambient; experimental; minimal; electronica; effect pedals; microcassettes; tape music; field recordings; soundscape
Downloads: 396 (2 reviews)
|JNN011 Dust - Six - Dust|
for six decades I have walked the Earth experimentally challenged dust
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; electronic; experimental; flute; free release; glitch; shakuhachi; voice
|JNN024 And the end was not also a beginning - Petal|
Synth improv overlaid with some gems from the public domain. Processed answering machine messages - details of a private life, now featureless and divested of form. Taken together, these pieces constitute a meditation on the death of vision, when attainment provokes failure and hope comes to represent nothing more than bastardized nostalgia. Must we believe that everything leads to something? Or may it not be the case that events and people simply fall back into fragments of themselves, dissolut...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; minimal; experimental; chill; glitch; just not normal; creative commons, free release
|JNN101 Ars Poetica - Carlos Suarez|
With the utmost honor Just not Normal presents the fantastic music of the Spanish Carlos Suarez. Exporing the poetry of Artaud, this masterpiece was originally intended as a physical CD release, but as Carlos said; he is more interested in exploring new sounds rather then setting out to find a label to be published. We could not have been more proud to have him sign on for this grand release. Darkness has set and settles in your ears! About the poet/poem: (only in Spanish) 2.- Vulgus veritatis p...
Keywords: experimental; just not normal; Creative Commons; dark ambient; Artaud; Poetry; spoken words; Carlos Suarez
|JNN080 The world is Just not Normal Pt. 4 - JNN Collective|
Fourth in the ongoing series of retrospective megamixes ‘The world is Just not Normal’ once again the bar is raised. 18 tracks in just over 26 minutes time, this mix will take you through the last 20 albums of JNN where ofttimes 6 tracks are layered at the same time. Time for you to indulge into some dark and brooding sounds and to invite you to a closer look at what JNN has in store for your ears and brain...
Keywords: brooding atmosphere, dark ambient, experimental, free release, JNN Collective, just not normal, megamix , creative commons
|JNN123 El arte de la medida histriÃ³nica - JosÃ© Maria Pastor SÃ¡nchez|
My initial apologees first of all should go out to the patient JÃ³se who had to wait a rather long period before todayâs release. Sorry sir, but timing was a bit awkward with JNN dwindling down in its initial pause. His and for certain your luck, is that now with NTNS dwindling down in its initial pause there is time and lust again to get back and release some gems your ears will certainly appreciate...
Keywords: experimental; field recordings; just not normal; Creative Commons; free release; Spoken word; electro accoustics; dark rumble
|JNN095 Sediments - Jazznoize|
From Spain, this multi experimentalist dares walk on the dark side of sounds as one would go shopping at the supermarket. His varried pallet of sounds has matured much since the establishement of Jazznoize in 2005. Sergio SÃ¡nches NicolÃ¡s uses field recordings transforming them a lot or at all, technicians of loop, audible errors, or the slow sounds like pure example of transformation of the means...
Keywords: dark; experimental; field recordings; free releases; just not normal; Creative Commons; IDM; Jazznoize
|JNN113 Sea of Trees - Krabatof|
How these mystical artists find their way into the realms of JNN is beyond me sometimes, but behold; this âSea of treesâ will astound you. But before we talk of this album here, letâs share a previous review of âInsectâs Brainâ shared on Touching Extremes; âa little more than 31 minutes of very interesting âbruit artâ by Geneva-based Ludovic Guerry, who manipulates ânoises, field recordings and many weird soundsâ in seven personal definitions of a peculiar world of embryonic utterance...
Keywords: Creative Commons; dark abstract; drones; free release; just not normal; Krabatof; manipulated field recordings; noise
|JNN071 Anime Hill - Anime Hill|
Yes, its true. This mighty fine album is not brand new; it has been released and available in the past on Jamendo. But all good things come to an end, and there where there are endings there are new beginnings. Anime Hill has graciously offered his very first album for a release on Just not normal and we couldn’t be more proud of this dark ambientish but certainly gorgeous experimentalic album. Enjoy the rich sounds and deep churns if you have not before and hopefully somewhere in 2010 we’ll...
Keywords: Anime Hill, dark ambient, deep atmospheres, drones, experimental, free release, just not normal
|JNN118 On the different side of the object - Buben vs Anton Mobin|
Vladislav Buben, well known under the name Buben, is a sound artist and an imminent pioneer of the underground scene in Bielorussia. The connexion between Buben and Anton Mobin was established by Rinus van Alebeek, a few months ago, when Rinus asks Anton a technical help to digitalize sounds from a tape which be used by Buben to compose the great album released on Clinical Archives : Moral Tranformations (ca377) > http://www.archive.org/details/ca377_bra After this technical support, Buben natur...
Keywords: Creative Commons; dark ambient; experimental; field recordings; found sounds; free releases; just not normal; noise; tape
|JNN083 Vol. 43 - Cezary Gapik|
Cezary Gapik (also know as CEZAR) was born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1963. He started his musical activity in 1980 as an animator of punk rock bands. Soon enough he discovered new sounds which were brought by the punk rock rebellion. Cabaret Voltaire, Public Image Ltd. or other “new wave” bands had an enormous influence on the perception of music by Cezar. Plunging into the fundaments of musical avant-garde (Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Feldman, Luc Ferrari, La Monte Young), the appearance ...
Keywords: Cezary Gapik, dark ambient, drone, experimental, free release, just not normal, sound-design
|JNN072 Falling out of orbit - Mister Vapor & Altus|
And if you think we’ve heard the best collaboration works yet, then let this one surprise your ears. Mister Vapor (aka the extremely prolific Mystified) joined up with Altus (one of the ambient great netlabelartists). Well fitting in some of the other ‘deep sea dives’ of this months JNN releases this album takes you deeper. Where the wonderful string-drones of Altus meet with the dark-drones of Mister Vapor this is a clash of experimentalism that cannot be missed...
Keywords: Altus, dark ambient, drones, experimental, free release, just not normal, Mister Vapor, string-drones
Downloads: 2,591 (2 reviews)
|JNN020 v/a - The world is Just not Normal - Just not Normal Collective|
a 55 minute 13 track retrospective megamix of all previous JNN releases. Tracklist: Danadax - June 13th 2005 Vero beach (from The dead summer sessions) mystahr vs. dust - First part (from Par takes II) M.A.S. - Part II (from Vanishing Godheads of Xioulan) Tim Walters - Two thirds God (from The dry well) Respirator - 400 (from Traffic) mystahr vs. mystified - Part III (from Par takes) Phillip Wilkerson - Android Womb (from Machine Caffeine) Dzlav - Improvizijia44 (from Post meridiem) Mystahr - Bi...
Keywords: Just not normal, megamix, dark, experimental, eclectic, glitch, chill, creative commons
Downloads: 762 (1 review)
|JNN040 The world is Just not Normal Part 2 - V/A|
If you've heard part 1 then you know to expect another retrospective megamix. 14 tracks - 55.55 minutes - one mix Bob Dickinson - Strata (00.00) Mystified - The long then (02.28) Khate - The cosmonaut (06.55) Pighood - Keeps on going (10.14) v4w.enko - Dot compound (13.52) Petal - The maimed king (15.42) My brother Daniel - The runner theme scene 6 (19.15) Gabran - The secret 3 (22.11) These ears - Bathroom floor bassinet (26.32) Djet - Zero room (29.36) Feralcatscan - Psavettobozu (34.54) Light...
Keywords: Just not normal, megamix, dark, experimental, eclectic, glitch, chill, creative commons
|JNN091 Ministries & Thieves - Stream69|
From France Stream69 revisits the JNN catalog with his successor to the beautiful album ‘Souvenirs from Earth’ (JNN046). This time the edges have sharpened, though the beautiful have not left sight, or perhaps better the ears. Sit back and let this 16 track album begeist your ears.
Keywords: experimental, drone, just not normal, free music, Creative Commons, dark ambient, soundscapes, abstract, Stream69
|JNN050 - no-R-mal - various artists|
Celebrating the 50th release on JNN I've invited some of the best (netlabel)artists from around the globe to join this massive compilationalbum. In total 52 artists joined to create the finest in what is available in experimental music these days. Much of what you hear is unreleased work with the exception of a handful. These tracks have been carefully mastered and put together to present to you a 4 CD epic journey into sound...
Keywords: compilation, experimental, field recordings, electronica, drones, dark ambient, free releases, Just not normal, Creative Commons
Downloads: 1,157 (1 review)
|FMC04 The Pink moon - usr/sbin|
A year with Luna: 12 monthly meditations on the Full moon Volume four: The Pink moon Music performed by Dennis Moser (aka AldoManutio Abruzzo or ‘usr/sbin’) Live in Second Life on April 28th 2010 for the Full Moon Lunacy Concert series, 2010 Next Live show: May 27th
Keywords: Creative Commons, dark ambient, drone, experimental, free release, full moon concert series, guitar improv, just not normal, usr/sbin
|FMC12 Twelfth month moon - usr/sbin|
There is a small regret to say this series now has come to an end with this final release. Thank you dearly mr. Dennis Moser, aka usr/sbin, aka AldoManutio Abruzzo. I never experienced the live concerts themselves as they were performed on Second Life, but judging by the content its indepth quality grew as the collection widened. 12 Full moon concert series are now captured in time. 2010 a document forever available...
Keywords: experimental; drone; just not normal; Creative Commons; dark ambient; free release; usr/sbin; guitar improv; full moon concert series
|JNN017 - Controlled Dissonance - This is what I do when you're drunk - Controlled Dissonance|
The latest release from Controlled Dissonance, This Is What I Do When You're Drunk, is an exercise in noise as catharsis. An emotional cleansing presented in four excursions into sound manipulation, ranging from bleak and stark ambient soundscapes to devastatingly harsh walls of noise.
Keywords: noise; experimental; bleak; stark; dark ambient; soundscapes; wall of noise; Creative Commons; free release; Controlled Dissonance; Just not Normal
|JNN030 Thee Sekret EP - Light Implant|
01. Cipher of Lux (03:48) 02. Vacuum Lunch (04:59) 03. Al-Kheva (08:39) 04. Little Metal Chair (06:14) 05. Barack Obama (03:37) Light Implant www.myspace.com/lightimplant Light Implant: Hyaena Reich www.geocities.com/xfghv/14-bis www.myspace.com/hyaenaxreich and Z.O.T.E. www.myspace.com/z0te
Keywords: dark ambient, drone, experimental, atmospheric, improvised, noise, free release, Just not Normal, Creative Commons, Hyaena Reich, Z.O.T.E
|JNN098 Musings on human metamorphoses - Apocalyptic Frequency Experience|
And in the darkness lives the mysterious. Or in other words what happens when an experimental artist from Mexico (Roberto Telles Garcia) gets head to head with a French mistress of the experimental soundage (Murielle Gallon) and complete the quartet of brotherhoods with Kalavazombie on synth and programers and Simio Autodidacta for pics and art. Their assignment: Express in sound the musings on human metamorphoses...
Keywords: dark; experimental; free releases; drone; just not normal; Creative Commons; found sounds; IDM; collaboration; Apocalyptic Frequency experience
|JNN092 Art is a style of perception - Kris Cadwell|
Like Stream69, Kris Cadwell also revisits the JNN-catalog with a successor to his first album ‘Offerings’ (JNN070). Another beauty and indepth look into the sound of a visual artist exploring not in paint or color, but in tone. The diversity of this artist is remarkable; at times this feels very Boards of Canada when he can also change his cloth and create a beautiful deep field of drones and beatfree song...
Keywords: experimental, drone, electronica, just not normal, free music, Creative Commons, dark ambient, kris cadwell, visual sound, soft IDM
|JNN114 Train to Knowhere - Shane Morris|
One of the thriving forces behind the electro-music scenery and itâs quarterly marathons is quickly becoming the illusive and flamboyant releaser of sounds to hold dear. With albums on Earth Mantra and EdP (forgive me if Iâm wrong on this one) the reputation of this usually live performing longtracker has now reached the outer realms of Just not Normal territory. Why you may ask is such the case; Well Shane besides his love for the synthetic also has a growing love for the useage of field reco...
Keywords: Creative Commons; dark droney ambience; experimental; field recordings; free releases; just not normal; live improv; Shane Morris
Downloads: 218 (1 review)
|JNN046 Souvenirs from Earth - Stream69|
"This album is dedicated to Souvenirs From Earth TV" The Way of Creed - "Dedicated to a certain Jesus" First Prayer - "Meditation, Saintliness & Philosophy" Infinite Garden - "Green Kingdom's Garden, Cosmic Expand" Souvenirs From Earth - "Dedicated to Souvenirs From Earth (French/German TV)" Sisleep - "Dedicated to our Micro-Sleeps" Voyage Au Bout De La Nuit - "Dedicated to a certain French TV-Show carrying this name" Better & Faster - "Doin' Music only when it calls me" Quartet Works - "Dedicat...
Keywords: Experimental, field recordings, drone, dark ambient, improv, Electronica, Soundscapes, free releases, Creative Commons, Stream69, Just not Normal
|JNN121 Black Sunday - Jack Hertz|
As oft throughout the year electro-music.com feasts on special occassions with a team of performers galore. And so they did on Halloween, be it a day later though, sunday october 31st. One of the sets of that evening was from Jack Hertz. And Iâve been listening to it now for the last hour. There is but one thing missing in all this; images. Then again, all you need to do is put this on your player and for a full hour youâll find yourself in a haunted story...
Keywords: experimental; free releases; just not normal; Creative Commons; dark ambient; collage; spoken words; Halloween; sound play; horror story; Jack Hertz
|JNN102 Hikikomori - Litmus0001|
Another first timer on Just not Normal we are proud to present is Jonathan Ewald from Madison Wisconsin US better known under his artistname Litmus0001. There may not be as many releases to his name but those that are are sublime. Tending more towards the ambient rather then the experimental these three tracks have specifically been chosen to feature on Just not Normal. During 2009 Jonathan presented a podcast/mix show on the Notheen radiostation called 'Psychosonic aether' which ran for 21 epis...
Keywords: ambient; experimental; drone; just not normal; Creative Commons; dark ambient; soundscape; improvisation; spontaneous composition; shoegazer; downtempo; spacerock; Berlin-school; solo; live looping; litmus0001
Downloads: 304 (1 review)